No sign of Snowden as Aeroflot plane lands in Havana

HAVANA Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41pm EDT

1 of 9. A crew member of Aeroflot's SU150 Moscow-Havana flight takes pictures of reporters at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport June 24, 2013.

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HAVANA (Reuters) - An Aeroflot flight from Moscow that was being closely tracked by media organizations in case Edward Snowden, the former security contractor who revealed details of U.S. surveillance programs, was on board, landed in Cuba uneventfully on Monday.

Russian reporters on board the flight and foreign press gathered at Havana airport reported no sightings of Snowden or any unusual security.

When the captain of the Aeroflot plane emerged from customs he was surrounded by photographers. He pulled out his own camera, took picture of the photographers and said "No Snowden, no."

Members of the aircraft's crew also told reporters on the plane soon after take-off that Snowden was not on board, according to a Reuters reporter who was on the flight.

(Editing by Tim Dobbyn and Christopher Wilson)

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Comments (4)
JoeObserver wrote:
This is turning into a comedy.

Jun 24, 2013 8:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Anthonykovic wrote:
If the US government is having so much trouble finding one of its own employees, makes you wonder how effective they are at catching terrorists.

Jun 24, 2013 10:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NEWSTIME2010 wrote:
NSA monumental building looks like Mecca. Who was the architect?
Snowden might be in Sweden.
Your guess is as good as mine.
Have anyone seen the leaks yet?
Did CIA pay for Snowden’s PRISM-promotion round a world flight?
Ecuador embassy in Moscow is bigger and more comfortable than the London embassy.
Now they call Snowden for “the 30-year old man”. Anything wrong with that perfect age?
I love Reuters since 1951!!!The teleprinter age.

Jun 24, 2013 10:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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